Agent slams Gary Lineker over 'overrated' comments on Paul Pogba

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Rome, July 1: Mino Raiola, agent of Juventus attacking midfielder Paul Pogba, has said his client's market price is way lower compared to the Frenchman's qualities, which was basically a response to comments made by former English footballer Gary Lineker.

Juventus are reportedly demanding in excess of 120 million euros ($135.9 million) for the sale of the 23-year-old midfield sensation, reports Efe.

Paul Pogba (left) tussles with Udinese defender

Earlier, Lineker said Pogba's market value is overrated, and thus, Raiola told RAI Sport: "When someone is paid to talk about something, that doesn't mean he knows what he is talking about. Lineker is one of those."

"Considering the qualities Paul has and the prices I see around Europe, I think Paul is underrated. How much is he worth? The maximum amount a club is prepared to pay for him," Raiola added.

Pogba has been linked with a move to several European giants like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Manchester United.

Pogba made 48 appearances in all competitions for Juventus this past season, helping the club clinch a Serie A and Coppa Italia double.

He joined the Turin giants on a free transfer from Manchester United in the summer of 2012.

Now he is part of French national team at the ongoing European championship.


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Story first published: Friday, July 1, 2016, 14:06 [IST]
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